This will be a rant article. That is because KANSAS, BUT MORESO DAVID BEATY, LOST TO NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY. AN FCS SCHOOL.
The so-very-mighty Jayhawks of Kansas lost to the Nicholls State Colonels by a score of 26-23 on Saturday. Let’s talk about all three positives first!
The defense had stretches of looking legitimately good. They were stopping the run, and just defending in a generally competent manner. Joe Dineen (who will be drafted into the NFL next season) led all players with 16 total tackles. Dineen, along with fellow senior linebacker Keith Loneker and senior defensive linemen Daniel Wise (also a future NFL draft pick), were all fairly solid on defense. The first drive of the game for the defense, however, was the single worst defensive effort I’ve seen in my years of watching football. It was embarrassingly atrocious. Nicholls marched down the field like they were playing against MIDDLE SCHOOLERS! I can’t even believe a “D1 team” could have that bad of a defensive possession. It was one the top five worst things I’ve ever seen in sports. They looked uninterested, bored, and all around flat. They did improve from there, but I was shocked that a team could look that poor against anybody, let alone an FCS school.
On the offensive side, Peyton Bender literally got worse as the game went along. I’ve never seen that either. He missed a lot of throws that were open, throws that other D1 quarterbacks should make nine times out of 10. Bender wasn’t great, but he didn’t get any help from his O-Line. Holy crap, the O-Line was a tire fire on Saturday. They were dominated by the Nicholls front seven. It’s nearly impossible to quantify how bad that group was, but here’s a stat for you: Peyton Bender had 45 yards lost on sacks, with a net -15 yards rushing. Just gonna let that sink in. 45 yards in sacks. Tire fire. But I really don’t care about the stats in this game because to me they are borderline meaningless. There are like, two positives from the entire game, with one of them being the fact that KU scored points. What a disaster.
DO YOU HAVE ANY GUESSES WHAT ELSE WAS A COMPLETE AND UTTER DISASTER????? TAKE A GUESS. I DARE YOU. GOT NOTHING? I THINK YOU KNOW. YOU KNOW WHAT, I’LL TELL YOU WHAT IT WAS. IT WAS DAVID BEATY. THE SO-CALLED “HEAD COACH” OF THE “FOOTBALL TEAM”.
What was he even doing? I literally don’t know. Why does he keep punting??? Why is he terrible??? Why is he calling a timeout before the other team kicks a field goal??? That was one of the most ridiculous things I’ve seen in awhile, other than all of the other crappy stuff that happened in this game and all of last season and all of the last three seasons. Jeff Long needed to fire Beaty before the post game presser was over, but I’ll settle for this afternoon of Monday. You cannot drop two games to FCS schools at home in four years and keep your job for very long after. Why in the ever-living heck would you sub in Miles Kendrick on the most important play of the game in overtime! I do not understand this! Someone please tell me what Beaty was doing. No one knows? THAT’S BECAUSE IF YOU ASKED DAVID BEATY, HE WOULD JUST GIVE YOU A CONFUSED LOOK AND WALK AWAY.
Good gosh, I’ve used a lot of caps.
I sincerely hope he was fired before this article got posted. (Ed. Note: Nope!) I really, really do. He’s the worst coach in the last decade of KU football, which makes him the worst coach in D1 football – by a lot. Jeff Long needs to call Brett Bielema and/or Les Miles sometime this week. They would minimally pick up the phone if Long is on the other end.
This loss absolutely ticked me off. It is more than unacceptable. Kansas is bad, but they still should be able to beat FCS teams. David Beaty does not deserve to coach a college football team. He needs to go back to being a recruiter or a wide receivers coach.
How about we start a GoFundMe to pay the rest of his salary after KU fires him? If we did, we would be showing more care for the program than the university is right now.